Well, here we are, y’all. Another Monday, and another week. But I’m thankful for a great weekend where my heart and stomach felt full, laughter was plenty, and we are blessed with another day.
I started my Friday with this tasty yogurt bowl that I topped with thawed fruit, Honey Nut Cheerios, Love Grown Comet Cripsies, and a puddle o’ peanut butter.
A little outfit shot for ya. These are my one of two pairs of floral party pants. 😉
After lunch, I went on such an enjoyable walk! It wasn’t hot, so it made it refreshing. I decided to splurge a tiny bit and walked down to Starbucks and back to the clinic. I was in the mood for a half caf iced latte, and I stopped on the side of the little road that leads up to the shopping center where our clinic is located to take this. Typical blogger, right? But when you see the right backdrop, you do what you gotta do, including holding my wallet between my legs while I snapped this and looked like a basic girl. Hahaha
When I went by Kroger after work, I saw this and had to try hard to resist! I took a photo and had to move along. Avocado everything because it makes me think of our sweet Mason!!
Matt and I went to look at a house after work, but unfortunately, it was just too dated and in need of more reno work that we feel comfortable with at this point in our lives. We got home, and I combined two salad bowl kits, used the avocado buttermilk ranch from one of the kits, and had toast with it. Easy and quick!
My sweet dad called to Facetime, and when I went outside to show him our view, I caught a rainbow! I waited a few minutes to snap a photo, and it was already fading. But it was gorgeous. I’ll miss a lot about our place when we do move one day.
Apple “nachos” for dessert with Greek yogurt, cinnamon, graham cracker, and sweet spicy coconut.
My friend, Brittany posted her green smoothie the other day, and I realized it has been forever since I have enjoyed one! I blended a chilled ripe banana with spinach, yogurt, and milk before topping it with vanilla cereal and peanut butter. It was so nice.
After getting my bangs and neck trimmed and then running a few errands, I swung by Chick-fil-a and ordered their Southwest salad. Once home, I ate part of it and felt satisfied, so I saved the remainder.
Matt had cut his hair that morning, and once were loaded up, we finally made our way to the lake house! Of the three crepe myrtle bushes out front, this is the only one blooming. So weird, but it’s super pretty!
I noshed on roasted lightly salted almonds and a date, put on my swimsuit, and lathered on my sunscreen. Matt was a sweetheart and used an electronic pump to air up our new avocado float.
Tada! It’s 5′ 7″ of summah fun in the sun!
Bahahaha this was Matt’s idea.
Just livin’ my best lake life! There’s just something about this water. As soon as I get into it, my fears/anxiety/frustration just melt away.
Later we both split a delicious apple with granola.
In case you didn’t know, it makes for a great lounge chair too. So damn cute!
We went on a fantastic walk and then came back and played Kings in the Corner per Matt’s suggestion. We hadn’t played in a long time, and it was fun! We had leftover spaghetti and roasted vegetables that we had made several nights prior. This was the photo I took of the first night that we enjoyed it.
Sadly, we had to load up and head home after dinner. One weekend soon we’re planning to stay a night or two. It’s really needed!
I showered and then made myself a quick fruit, yogurt, and ground flax snack to enjoy while we watched The Golden Girls. Yes, we’re obsessed, and yes, we can be like older people. Lolz. No shame!
I got up to feed Rachie and Jax so that Matt could sleep more. He’s had a cold sort of trying to take shape, but I think it’s going away. I, on the other hand, sort of feel it now. Womp womp.
Anyway, I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I had the rest of a chilled apple with cinnamon and peanut butter then cozied up with a hot mug of coffee.
I made Alexis’ Berry Crisp with Super Seed Crumble finally, and Matt enjoyed his after eating cheesy scrambled eggs over wilted spinach.
I enjoyed mine with Greek yogurt. Delicious!
Gosh, Jackson just warms my heart! He is so floppy, and he *loves* to snuggle. I got up and put him down, and he stayed all scrunched over (bottom right photo). Too cute!
I got ready quickly after dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, and starting a load of laundry (I got a burst of productivity and motivation!). Matt and I went to look at another home, but it didn’t quite do it for us. Thankfully, this whole process has honestly caused some huge arguments that in turn, has helped us to grow tremendously. We’re definitely stronger now, and we calmly discussed our likes and dislikes later that evening. Onward and upward! I know our home is out there. We (I) just have to be patient.
I ate the remainder of my CFA salad and then a mug of cereal that hit the spot. Matt snapped this gem for me. 😉
Matt and I attended the funeral for my cowoker’s precious twin babies, and Rachel decided that Matt’s dress shoe box was a great place for a nap.
It was a beautiful service but so very sad. One never wants to think of losing a child, let alone two at one time.
Matt and I had received a complimentary coupon from Bonefish for a buy one entrée, get one free, so we had a date night. I did love being dressed all nice together! He’s so damn handsome in a suit. We both started with a house salad.
I chose their Ahi tuna with mango chutney, whipped garlic potatoes, and broccoli.
Matt got their rainbow trout.
Decaf coffee for me / Jameson and ginger for him on the patio.
I had Greek yogurt with graham cracker and a date later for a snack. Two episodes of The Golden Girls later, and we called it a night.
This morning I made oatmeal topped with banana and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. I then drizzled molasses and peanut butter over the top and added roasted peanuts for crunch. It was awesome!
I hope everyone has an amazing day! Remember to do something kind for another person, and maybe that’s just a genuine smile as you pass by. You never know what that could mean.